MSc East Asian Business

School of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

Our courses focus on language, political economy, society and business in China, Japan and Korea. With its growing economic power and influence, studying East Asia at masters level will help prepare you for an international career.

I decided to study for my masters degree in the UK and my tutor recommended the East Asian Studies department at the University of Sheffield. After reading about the University and the courses I realised the Msc East Asian Business was perfect for me and could help me find employment in China in the future.

Yu Yang, Msc East Asian Business

About the course

Course description 2017

On this course we focus on business practices and systems in East Asia, namely China, Japan and Korea.

You’ll develop a thorough understanding of the Asian business environment and how it is shaped by domestic and social change, globalisation and political developments.

Through optional modules you will have the opportunity to focus your studies on one particular East Asian country if you wish or keep your knowledge broad depending on your interests and career goals.

East Asian Studies postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Work and Organisation in East Asia
  • Investing in East Asia
  • Project
  • International Business and East Asia

Examples of optional modules

Choose from a range of modules which may include:

  • Choose from a range of optional modules which may include:
  • Business and Management in Contemporary Korea
  • Contemporary Chinese Business and Management
  • Business and the Economy of Japan
  • International Human Resource Studies
  • International Management
  • Negotiation and Intercultural Communication

Teaching and assessment

There are lectures and small-group seminars. You’re assessed on your essays, exams, presentations and an extended project.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

For all our degrees you will need a good first degree in any subject. This will normally mean a 2.1 from a university in the UK, or equivalent from an institution overseas.

Native speakers of Chinese, Japanese or Korean are welcome to apply to any of our courses but won’t be able to take optional language modules in their native language.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Writing, 5.5 in Listening and 5.5 in Speaking, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: k.gallagher@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 8423

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.